Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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TJ093224 TJS18 Knowledge Work 10 op
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Jukka Heikkilä, Markku I. Nurminen, Helena Karasti

Learning outcomes

After completing the lectures of the course the students understands the basic premises of work design, process design and design of collective work, and the ways to find ways to implement the necessary changes and find the discrepancies and anomalies of work practices and designs to alter successfully ICT-supported human activities in and between organizations.

After completing the fieldwork students can design and implement study of work and related information systems in their real context.


The course looks into applying information technology in the context of human activity - in work and in business along five themes: individual's work, collective work, services as reciprocal collective work, knowledge, skill, responsibility, and change. Central frameworks of the course are process design, activity theory, work practices development and Viable Systems Model for systemic change and change management in the context of ICT and human activity systems.

The separate fieldwork consists of applying the lessons learnt on the classes with additional guidance of ethnographic research method in practice.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

Field work: Lectures 10h and guidance 10h.

Students who wish to take this course can be subject to a pre-exam. Students must pass the exam in order to take part in the course.

Teaching language


Modes of study

TJ093235 TJS18 Knowledge Work I, 5 cr
TJ093236 TJS18 Knowledge Work, Fieldwork, 5 cr


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Periods III-IV.

Study materials

Material announced by the lecturer.

Belongs to following study modules

Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Obligatory courses in Work Informatics (MDP in Global IT Management)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos